WSP: Woman charged after deadly DUI crash with motorcyclist in Gig Harbor

A Federal Way woman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after she crashed head-on into a motorcyclist in Gig Harbor early Saturday morning. 

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), on Oct. 7 at around 1 a.m., troopers responded to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on SR-16 at Rosedale St. NW.

When authorities arrived, they found the motorcyclist, 30-year-old Alicia Perrin of Shelton, dead at the scene. She was wearing a helmet.

The driver, 54-year-old Mecca Berkins, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. WSP investigators believe she was driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


WSP investigates two-car crash that killed 17-year-old driver near Concrete

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy near Concrete Monday afternoon.

According to the WSP, Berkins was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of SR-16 and crashed into the motorcyclist head on. The driver’s car came to a rest on the right shoulder facing the wrong way, and the motorcycle came to rest in the median.

Authorities say the roadway was blocked for a little less than six hours.